Hypothesis Generation in Biology

Paul K. Strode
2015 The American history teacher  
Helping students understand and generate appropriate hypotheses and test their subsequent predictionsin science in general and biology in particularshould be at the core of teaching the nature of science. However, there is much confusion among students and teachers about the difference between hypotheses and predictions. Here, I present evidence of the problem and describe steps that scientists actually follow when employing scientific reasoning strategies. This is followed by a proposed
more » ... y a proposed solution for helping students effectively explore this important aspect of the nature of science.
doi:10.1525/abt.2015.77.7.4 fatcat:pcravzg3uvb7pjpi3x7lc7fqba